By Omeiza Ajayi
The Nigeria Immigration Carrier, NIS, on the Murtala Muhammed Global Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, has stopped 58 London-sure Nigerian clinical doctors from traveling.
An announcement from the media verbalize of labor of the NIS acknowledged the doctors “tried travelling aboard a UK-sure aircraft flight number ENT 550, registration number SP-ES that flew in from London.”
The assertion added that “fifty-six of the doctors had no entry visa to the UK, while simplest two had visa.
“The 58 clinical doctors had been refused departure basically basically based totally on Allotment 31 subsection 2a and b, on powers conferred on the Comptroller Classic of Nigeria Immigration Carrier by the Immigration Act 2015, to limit departure of any individual beneath the stipulations acknowledged within the Act.
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“The chartered flight licensed for landing in Nigeria used to be to carry 42 clinical doctors for a practicing programme, but they had been 58 with simplest two having visa for entry into the UK, a narrate that calls for refusal of departure.
“The Nigeria Immigration Carrier, because the agency saddled with alter of entry and departure from Nigeria of contributors, is now not going to allow contributors or groups of wisely-educated Nigerians who could well per chance soundless know the procedures for travelling out of their nation and the requirements, which encompass having a real visa for entry into a destination nation, to switch away.
“Here’s to lead sure of refusal of entry and repatriation relief to Nigeria amid Covid-19 pandemic and spreading of identical as well to flouting the Federal Govt’s directive on the restriction of international flights except for extremely crucial causes as licensed by the executive.
“There is rarely this kind of thing as a good verbal substitute to the Carrier from the Ministry of Health in Nigeria or any identified clinical body notifying the NIS of the shuttle of this option of clinical doctors. The aircraft has departed for London with out the clinical doctors.
“The Comptroller Classic of Nigeria Immigration Carrier, Muhammad Babandede, is taking this likelihood to sigh Nigerians to constantly adhere to shuttle protocols and make obvious they’ve real passports with a real visa to the nation they intended travelling to, earlier to going to any airport, seaport or land border alter to lead sure of refusal to switch away.”